Several Bainbridge organizations with their own plans for fixing the future—West Sound Time Bank, Sustainable Bainbridge, and YES! Magazine—are partnering with Bainbridge Cinemas and Bainbridge’s alternative workplace OfficeXpats to host a screening of PBS host David Brancaccio’s documentary Fixing the Future Wednesday evening at 7 at the movie theater in the Pavilion.
Brancaccio traveled across the United States filming the quiet economic revolution: the one happening on farms, in factories, at kitchen tables, and here on Bainbridge. The 72-minute film focuses on communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to reinventing the U.S. economy such as time banking, alternative currencies, community banks, worker cooperatives, and local business alliances. It is being shown in more than communities across the country, including Bainbridge Island, on the same night.
Sallie Maron, president of the Sustainable Bainbridge board, acknowledged that “Many of our community members are already engaged in the types of programs featured in the film.” She added, “We’re building alliances to strengthen our local economy, supporting locally owned businesses and family farms, and taking steps toward regional self-reliance in food, energy, housing, and transportation.”
After the film, watch an onscreen discussion panel of Brancaccio, environmentalist Bill McKibben, Peabody Award winning broadcaster Majora Carter, and social entrepreneur Mike Brady. Following the discussion, a reception will be held upstairs at OfficeXpats where you can hear about local initiatives to “fix the future.” Don’t miss the feast sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge in partnership with Local Harvest Restaurant, Victor Alexander Winery, Bainbridge Brewing, and at least four local farms. Chef Daniel will prepare light sweet and savory fare from produce provided by Farmhouse Organics, Laughing Crow Farm, Leap Frog Farm, Tani Creek Farm, and others.
Still not motivated? Watch the trailer:
Featured photo shows David Brancaccio (far right) on Lummi Island, Washington, learning about sustainable fishing practices first used by Native Americans.